A man has died following an incident on the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent overnight.
Police were called to a report of a body on the southbound carriageway by the Stoke Road junction at around 1am.
Officers attended and a man was confirmed dead at the scene.
The dual carriageway from Stoke Road was shut for around seven hours while an investigation took place.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for HM Coroner.